Domain name registrants and trademark holders seeking a forum in which to wage a domain name dispute have only a few options. In late 1999, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) created a domain name dispute resolution system, and already more than 5,000 complaints have been filed by trademark holders seeking to gain control of domain names which they believe infringed their rights. This system, the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), provides for neutral third party arbitrators to preside over such disputes. However, these non-judicial proceedings may be biased in favor of trademark holders, and such decisions remain subject to review in the courts.
Avasant's research and other publications are based on information from the best available sources and Avasant's independent assessment and analysis at the time of publication. Avasant takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any error/omission or the accuracy of information contained in its research publications. Avasant does not endorse any provider, product or service described in its RadarView™ publications or any other research publications that it makes available to its users, and does not advise users to select only those providers recognized in these publications. Avasant disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. None of the graphics, descriptions, research, excerpts, samples or any other content provided in the report(s) or any of its research publications may be reprinted, reproduced, redistributed or used for any external commercial purpose without prior permission from Avasant, LLC. All rights are reserved by Avasant, LLC.